2024-25 NCC Executive Board

Amy Flicker

Prior to becoming a full time mom, I held executive positions focused on Organizational Planning & Development and Succession Planning in the wireless telecom industry. We have 2 boys, one who graduated from SDA, and the other from LCC.  Our youngest is a special needs student, who is on the autism spectrum.
I served as a PTA President and various other roles in EUSD and SDUHSD, such as ICOC, Social & Emotional Wellness Committee, SPED Taskforce, SPED Transition Taskforce. I was also on the executive board for NCCSE, which oversees 14 school districts for northern San Diego County. For the City of Encinitas, I served as Environmental Commissioner, Planning Commissioner, Cyclovia, Climate Action Plan & City Ordinances.
Being involved where my energy and efforts can benefit our kids and our communities are what I enjoy the most.  I am privileged to be your NCC President for the 2023-2024 school year and look forward to supporting you.

Doreen Hom

Doreen is a native San Diegan (and graduate of UC San Diego) who has been a long time PTA volunteer serving unit, council, and district. Her roles have included president, treasurer, secretary, parliamentarian, and auditor. Her two children are alumni of Ashley Falls, Earl Warren MS, and Torrey Pines HS. Both have since graduated from college and are “adulting”. Doreen still volunteers with Everyone a Reader, is a board member of the TPHS Foundation as well as its Badminton Liaison, and is on the admin staff of San Diego North County Chinese School. She can even tell you how rewarding it is to volunteer at her children’s college too. Professionally, she is a part time biologist at Scripps Research.

Holly Butte

Holly Butte is serving her second year as Council Treasurer.  She has been active at the PTA Units where her daughter attended school, Capri and Diegueno.  She recently was a part of the Foundation at SDA.  She has held many roles in PTA, Secretary, Treasurer, VP, and President and has been involved in many volunteer activities.  She is an alumna of TP, Earl Warren, and Solana Beach.

Pardis Safari

I have two children at Solana Highlands, where I serve my second term as the PTA secretary. I work in the healthcare and clinical trial/research industry. At Solana Highlands, I have chaired Red Ribbon Week, Running Club, Heritage Night, social media, and communications. I’m excited about this new position and look forward to helping all site presidents with their bylaws questions.

Financial Reviewer
Janet Zhou

I have two amazing children who are in the 9th Grade at CCA and 5th Grade at Solana Pacific. I served the same role last year at PTMS. My background is in accounting/tax, and I am thrilled to be one of the NCC board members and it’s a great pleasure to meet our awesome NCC board team and work together. Together we build a better community for our children.

Ritu Singla

I'm a proud mother of two incredible children. My daughter is in 2nd grade at Pacific Sky in DMUSD, while my son is a freshman at UCSD. Alongside being the President of the Pacific Sky PTA, my professional background spans real estate and business administration. I look forward to blending my professional expertise with personal insights to support our community in any way I can. I am excited to be a part of the NCC team working alongside brilliant and conscientious people.

VP Membership
Audrey Comer

Aubrey Comer, DPT, has a 10+ year background in Home Health Physical Therapy and is currently serving her second year as the Sage Canyon PTA president. A dedicated wife and mother of three daughters, her youngest is in 5th grade at Sage Canyon. Aubrey’s passions extend beyond her professional life include health and fitness, exploring San Diego, weight training, snowboarding, skiing, and traveling, which she enjoys in her spare time.

VP Programs / Reflections
Julie Pallia

I’m a proud honored mother of 3 daughters in public schools. In the past I have volunteered in all three of my daughters classes as room mom for nine years while in elementary school.    I served on our PTA board as VP of Health and Safety, Executive VP and President at the elementary level. While my daughters were at middle school I served on the PTA as VP of Programs and President.  The past two years I have volunteered as President at the council level for North Coastal Council.  Currently I'm serving as Health Director at the district level for Ninth District PTA. I’m a passionate volunteer, advocate for children, families, teachers, staff and my community. 

VP Legislation
Judi Strang

I am an advocate for youth and parents, a retired social worker, Executive Director of San Dieguito Alliance, parent of 7 children, all of whom graduates from Torrey Pines High School. I have served in the past as Unit and Council President, Treasurer, and Health & Safety, Legislation.  I have a great interest in Legislation as an opportunity to change and interrupt the promotions and messages that persuade youth that alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and drugs are an answer to dealing with life’s anxieties and problems. I have a BA in Psychology after entering college with Math major (still a great love of mine), and MA in Education Psychology (primarily research and data collection). I am a native San Diegan, always living near the beach which I love.

VP Health & Safety
Marina Supple

I'm the mom of two amazing people, who are in 10th and 8th grade, and have served in various positions while on the Solana Beach and Earl Warren MS PTAs. Professionally, I've worked in education for almost 2 decades, as both a middle school science teacher and school counselor. I'm excited to combine my professional and personal experiences in this role. By building relationships and addressing the systemic inequities that exist, the DEI group seeks to ensure that our schools are affirming places where all children are able to thrive.

DEI Chair
Kristie Mahin

I am a proud momma of a fifth-grader at El Camino Creek and a ninth-grader at LCC. Beyond my own family, I’d like to say I also have hundreds of other kiddos. For over two decades, I've served as a dedicated educator in the EUSD district creating an environment where my main goal is be sure all students feel secure and embraced.My aspiration is simple: to ensure that every child exiting my classroom at year's end departs feeling safe, seen, understood, and acknowledged. It is my commitment to foster inclusivity and warmth within my classroom and school community, regardless of a child's background, economic circumstances, family structure, gender identity, cultural heritage, racial identity, ability, religious belief, or ethnicity. Every child deserves respect and a sense of belonging, and it's my responsibility to nurture these fundamental needs.As a parent, I'm excited to work with NCC to advocate for comprehensive resources that empower schools and PTAs to instill joy and a profound sense of belonging in EVERY child. For it’s within this nurturing environment that true learning happens.

Environmental Chair
Reise Miller

I have a Post Graduate Degree in Conceptual Art and Design. i have 3 children , 2 who are at TPHS and 1 who is a graduate from SDSU. I have served 2 years on PTMS as Vp on the PTA, and 2 years on TPHS Foundation Board, and 10 years as a tutor on Everyone A Reader program. I am very excited to serve on NCC in the Membership capacity.

Communications Chair / Webmaster
Matthew Cheng

I am a retired software engineer. I have a 4th grader at Pacific Sky School in DMUSD. I joined PTA membership since my son entered Sycamore Ridge's kindergarten in 2019 but had not volunteered for PTA and had no idea what it was about. When the new Pacific Sky School opened in 2022, I jumped in and served as the first Pacific Sky PTA President and learned a lot about PTA since then. Since 2023, I serve as Communications Chair/Webmaster on NCC board and continue to learn more.